The suggestions of Nuno Botelho, president of the Commercial Association of Porto

The suggestions of Nuno Botelho, president of the Commercial Association of Porto

Nuno Botelho is an entrepreneur who stands out in the new generation of Portuguese entrepreneurs. He is the President of the Porto Commercial Association, which has its headquarters and manages the emblematic Palácio da Bolsa and is the oldest business association in the country.

Shareholder and founder of the company responsible for the largest national wine event – the “Essência do Vinho”, which annually brings together hundreds of producers and thousands of visitors. He holds the “Revista de Vinhos”, leading publication of the wine and gastronomy sectors in Portugal, and leads the expansion of this business group in Portugal and Brazil.

Nuno Botelho holds a law degree from the Catholic University of Porto and a post-graduate degree in Banking, Stock and Insurance from the University of Coimbra. He is currently vice-president of the Porto Tourism Association, a commentator on radio programs and a chronicler in the city’s main newspaper, Jornal de Notícias.


My choice is the Vip Lounge of the Porto Palácio Hotel. I do not have as many opportunities to go there as I would like, but I am always amazed by the wide views over Porto, Gaia and Matosinhos. It is a very pleasant place where the horizon seems to have no end.


Definitely the Adega de São Nicolau. For the delicious octopus fillets and other specialties, but also for a very home like atmosphere and a somewhat homemade treatment which helps keep alive a strong tradition in Porto: knowing how to host.


The downtown of Porto from Rua Passos Manuel to Clérigos, Carlos Alberto and the Leões square. Then descend to Lóios, following Rua das Flores and finish at the Palácio da Bolsa.

A secret of the city

In Porto we do not mind much on keeping this secret … The Tasca da Badalhoca in Ramalde and its mythical ham sandwich continues to be a unique and original destination.

Ideal place to think about new projects

The light, the environment and the sea landscape in Foz are always an inspiring place for new ideas. Ideally in the bar of Praia da Luz, with a Porto tonic or a glass of vinho verde and a beautiful sunset.

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